Refining the delivery of Year 11 English Advanced and Standard

Participants learn to evaluate and improve their own teaching and learning activities, assessments and feedback in Year 11 English Advanced OR Standard.

Description

This learning is a series of events that have been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current programming and assessment practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to design syllabus aligned teaching and learning activities, assessments and provide students with syllabus aligned feedback in English Advanced OR Standard.

It is highly recommended that participants complete Module 1 – exploring the differences between English Standard and Advanced – Year 11 common module before they explore Modules 2 (Adv RG15076 Std RG15085) or Modules 3 (Adv RG15082 Std RG15086).

Participants will explore Year 11 Standard or Advanced quality practices to enable effective understanding of Stage 6 syllabus pedagogy.

  • Module 1 – This session unpacks the difference between English Standard and Advanced in Year 11.
  • Module 2 – This session unpacks how to refine and evaluate assessment practice. There are two modules offered one for Year 11 Advanced and one for Year 11 Standard.
  • Module 3 – This session unpacks how to refine and evaluate feedback practices. There are two modules offered one for Year 11 Advanced and one for Year 11 Standard.

Required materials: current teaching and learning unit for the Common Module (Module 1), a scope and sequence or assessment schedule and the associated formal assessment, (Module 2) task and student work samples (Module 3).

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.

Roles

  • High School English

Module 1 - Exploring the differences between English Standard and Advanced – Year 11 common module

Summary

This session is the first in a series and has been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to design syllabus aligned teaching and learning activities, assessments and provide students with syllabus aligned feedback in English Advanced OR Standard.

It is highly recommended that participants complete this module before they explore Modules 2 (Adv RG15076 Std RG15085) or Modules 3 (Adv RG15082 Std RG15086). The material in this session builds directly on Module 1.

Module 1 provides an overview of the differences between English Standard and English Advanced. Participants will explore the Common Module - Reading to Write in order to:

  • develop an understanding of the different ways of approaching the module in each
  • engage in structured discussion and collaboratively reflect on current practices evaluate and annotate a teaching and learning unit and the associated formative and summative assessment practices in line with NESA’s Assessment guidelines
  • expand understanding of how to utilise the syllabus and the English Textual Concepts resources to create contextually relevant high-quality teaching and learning material
  • submit an annotated teaching and learning unit and assessment task via the assignment submission in MyPL.

Required materials: current teaching and learning unit for the Common Module, a scope and sequence or assessment schedule and the associated formal assessment task.

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.



Module 2 – Refining Assessment – Year 11 English Advanced

Summary

This session is the second in a series and it has been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current assessment practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to design assessments in English Advanced.

It is highly recommended participants complete Module 1 RG14633 before exploring Modules 2 (Adv RG15076) or Modules 3 (Adv RG15082). The material in this session builds directly on Module 1.

Module 2 provides an overview of NESA’s assessment principles in line with the English Advanced course requirements. Participants will critically evaluate and reflect on sample assessments in order to:

  • refine understanding of NESA assessment principles and English Advanced assessment requirements
  • refine understanding of the research surrounding quality assessment and the features of quality assessment in Stage 6 English
  • evaluate current backward mapping processes for skill and knowledge development utilising the English Textual Concepts resources
  • engage in collaborative discussion and evaluation of samples using a research and syllabus aligned rubric
  • engage in self and peer evaluation and annotation of one’s own summative and formative assessment structures using the same rubric
  • construct a refinement plan outlining how the assessment task and unit will be adjusted in order to better support student engagement and achievement

Participants will need a current teaching and learning unit for English Advanced, a scope and sequence or assessment schedule and the associated formal assessment task. Participants will engage in structured discussion and collaborative reflection. They will demonstrate evidence of their learning by submitting the annotated assessment task via the assignment submission in MyPL.

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.



Module 2 – Refining Assessment – Year 11 English Standard

Summary

This session is the second in a series and it has been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to design syllabus aligned assessments for students in English Standard.

It is highly recommended participants complete Module 1 RG14633 before exploring Modules 2 (Std RG15085) or Modules 3 (Std RG15086). The material in this session builds directly on Module 1.

Module 2 provides an overview of NESA’s assessment principles in line with the English Standard course requirements. Participants will critically evaluate and reflect on sample assessments in order to:

  • refine understanding of NESA assessment principles and English Standard assessment requirements
  • refine understanding of the research surrounding quality assessment and the features of quality assessment in Stage 6 English
  • evaluate current backward mapping processes for skill and knowledge development utilising the English Textual Concepts resources
  • engage in collaborative discussion and evaluation of samples using a research and syllabus aligned rubric
  • engage in self and peer evaluation and annotation of one’s own summative and formative assessment structures using the same rubric
  • construct a refinement plan outlining how the assessment task and unit will be adjusted in order to better support student engagement and achievement

Participants will need a current teaching and learning unit for English Standard, a scope and sequence or assessment schedule and the associated formal assessment task. Participants will engage in structured discussion and collaborative reflection. They will demonstrate evidence of their learning by submitting the annotated assessment task via the assignment submission in MyPL.

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.



Module 3 – Refining Feedback – Year 11 English Advanced

Summary

This session is the third in a series and it has been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to provide students with syllabus aligned feedback in English Advanced.

It is highly recommended participants complete Module 1 RG14633 before exploring Modules 3 (Adv RG15082). The material in this session builds directly on Module 1.

Module 3 provides an overview of NESA’s feedback principles in line with the English Advanced course requirements. Participants will critically evaluate and reflect on samples of feedback provided to students in order to:

  • refine understanding of NESA feedback principles and English Advanced assessment
  • refine understanding of the research surrounding quality feedback processes
  • Refine understanding of the way feedback provided to and by students can inform and enhance teacher practice
  • evaluate current feedback processes deconstructing the skill and knowledge being identified and this connection to the syllabus
  • engage in collaborative discussion and evaluation of samples using a research and syllabus aligned rubric
  • engage in self and peer evaluation and annotation of one’s own feedback practices using the same rubric
  • construct a refinement plan outlining how feedback practices will be adjusted in order to better support student engagement and achievement

Participants will need a current formal assessment task and the associated student work samples containing teacher feedback. Participants will engage in structured discussion and collaborative reflection. They will demonstrate evidence of their learning by submitting the annotated assessment task and student work samples via the assignment submission in MyPL.

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.



Module 3 – Refining Feedback – Year 11 English Standard

Summary

This session is the third in a series and it has been designed to support teacher understanding of how to evaluate current practices. Participants will refine understanding of how to provide students with syllabus aligned feedback in English Standard.

It is highly recommended participants complete Module 1 RG14633 before Module 3 (Std RG15086). The material in this session builds directly on Module 1.

Module 3 provides an overview of NESA’s feedback principles in line with the English Standard course requirements. Participants will critically evaluate and reflect on samples of feedback provided to students in order to:

  • refine understanding of NESA feedback principles and English Standard assessment
  • refine understanding of the research surrounding quality feedback processes
  • Refine understanding of the way feedback provided to and by students can inform and enhance teacher practice
  • evaluate current feedback processes deconstructing the skill and knowledge being identified and this connection to the syllabus
  • engage in collaborative discussion and evaluation of samples using a research and syllabus aligned rubric
  • engage in self and peer evaluation and annotation of one’s own feedback practices using the same rubric
  • construct a refinement plan outlining how feedback practices will be adjusted in order to better support student engagement and achievement

Participants will need a current formal assessment task and the associated student work samples containing teacher feedback. Participants will engage in structured discussion and collaborative reflection. They will demonstrate evidence of their learning by submitting the annotated assessment task and student work samples via the assignment submission in MyPL.

If you are a leader of Stage 6 English and you would like to access this professional learning session as part of a network event please contact english.curriculum@det.nsw .edu.au.



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